Skip to main content
Article
Putting women at the center: Sustaining a woman-centered literacy program
Community Literacy Journal
  • Betsy Bowen, Fairfield University
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Publisher's PDF
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract
For nineteen years, Mercy Learning Center, a community-based literacy organization, has provided basic literacy instruction to low-income women in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During that time it has grown from three students and two tutors to 450 students, 155 tutors, and five full-time teachers. This growth has been affected by changes in welfare regulations and increased immigration. Using what it describes as a “holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive community,” the Center provides instruction that goes beyond what is usually considered basic literacy. The Center’s expansive view of basic literacy has helped it respond to the changing needs and demographics of its community.
Comments

Copyright 2007 Community Literacy Journal

Published Citation
Bowen, Betsy. (2007). “Putting women at the center: Sustaining a woman-centered literacy program.” Community Literacy Journal, 1 (2): 57-70.
None
Peer Reviewed
Citation Information
Betsy Bowen. "Putting women at the center: Sustaining a woman-centered literacy program" Community Literacy Journal Vol. 1 Iss. 2 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/betsy_bowen/12/